Educating the future
A degree in Spanish education opens many doors for graduates inside the classroom, as well as in the private and public sectors.
Start your future in spanish education.
Teaching the Love of Spanish Language and Culture
Your love of the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world has led you to want to share that love with students of all ages. The Spanish education degree at Friends University challenges students to undertake the study of Spanish and Latin American literature and hone conversation, composition, grammar and linguistic skills while also preparing to teach others.
From Beginner to Expert
Students of all proficiency levels in the Spanish language, are encouraged to participate in this challenging and life-changing program with courses at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
This four-year program includes an internship during the fall semester of the student’s senior year.
The Spanish education program at Friends University is an award-winning program that prepares students to teach Spanish to grades prekindergarten – 12.
Students are highly encouraged to study abroad during their program. A 20+ year relationship with our sister university La Salle University in Cancun, Mexico, as well as Havana, Cuba and Granada, Spain, allows students to become immersed in a language and culture experience in each summer.
Licensed to Teach
Graduates are licensed to teach by the state of Kansas after successfully completing the degree and passing the Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam (PLT). Other requirements include a cumulative 2.75 grade point average with no “D” grades in the major.
An invaluable resource that provides students opportunities to practice their studies and continue learning about these diverse cultures, is Kappa Phi, the Friends University chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish honor society, which has won Outstanding National Chapter 11 times since 1992.
“Friends University is a place where a person can gain an understanding of people from different backgrounds, and I felt that was important for my studies and to help me grow as a person.”Cristina Segundo, Spanish Education Major
- Assistant Professor of Spanish
- Theology & Humanities
- M.A., Friends University
- Assistant Professor of Education; Lead Faculty Secondary Education
- Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, Wichita State University; Master of Education in Teaching and Learning, Friends University
- Professor of Spanish; Program Director: Foreign Language
- Theology & Humanities
- B.A., University of Texas; M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., Wichita State University